Aquarium Celebrates Earth Day April 22

April 07, 2009

Activities will spotlight conservation, sustainability and tree giveaways

The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Earth Day April 22, with conservation themed displays and activities throughout the day. There will be a self-guided scavenger hunt, dive presentations, information on sustainable seafood, a presentation in the theater and suggestions about what you can do to make a difference to help the marine environment and its inhabitants. All activities are free with regular Aquarium admission. No pre-registration is required.

The Aquarium grounds staff will have a table in the lobby with information about native landscaping and creating a backyard habitat for wildlife and grounds staff will conduct a tour around Aquarium grounds. Free cedar tree seedlings will be given away to visitors, asking them to make a pledge for what they plan to do (or are already doing) to help the earth. For example, “I pledge to use reusable shopping bags when I go to the grocery store.” “I pledge to turn off the water when I brush my teeth,” Or “I pledge to do more recycling.”

Agencies with displays and information about Earth Day at the Aquarium will include Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (BLM), MidCoast Watersheds Council, Lincoln County Solid Waste, NOAA and Oregon Sea Grant.

Earth Day Activity Schedule

  • 10 am – 5 pm - Marine debris displays will demonstrate impact on marine life
  • 10 am – 5 pm - Information about recycling and other suggestions for what you can do to protect the marine environment
  • 10 am – 4 pm - Earth Day scavenger hunt
  • 11 am – Aquarium Grounds Tour with Bob Llewellyn, Aquarium Grounds Manager
  • 12 pm – Dive Presentation – At the Jetty exhibit in Coastal Waters
  • 1 pm – Aquarium Grounds Tour with Bob Llewellyn, Aquarium Grounds Manager
  • 2 pm – Dive Presentation – At the Jetty exhibit in Coastal Waters
  • 3 pm – Climate Change and the Oregon Coast – Presentation by Michael Harte, OSU Professor and Director, Marine Resource Management Program

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